Sturminster Newton holiday farmhouse accommodation with internet access, walking, TV and rural retreat

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  • Farmhouse
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
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  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

From the owner

Ridge Farm Annexe is the perfect place for a peaceful, romantic holiday or short break in a 'home away from home'. We provide comfortable, beautifully furnished accommodation for two people (perhaps accompanied by a baby or small child) in an idyllic setting in North Dorset, UK. Ridge Farm is ideally located for exploring as far south as the Jurassic Coast while at the same time being within easy reach of many other places of interest in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, including the old market town of Sherborne (formerly the capital of Wessex), with its abbey and two castles, Athelhampton House near Dorchester, Stourhead Gardens, Longleat House and Safari Park, Montacute House, and the picturesque towns of Wells, Glastonbury and Bath, not forgetting, of course, West Bay near Bridport, home of the TV program Broadchurch.

We are close to a number of SSSIs, and our garden is visited by a variety of wildlife. Alner's Gorse, a local butterfly sanctuary is a short walk down a green lane. We also maintain a small flock of sheep and in the spring there may be lambs in our paddocks.

Ridge Farm Annexe is often described by our guests as being 'like a home'. And that's exactly what it was for 25 years when Madeline's mother lived here. The Annexe was completely refurbished during 2014. The accommodation consists of a sitting room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and hall.The sitting room is equipped with a comfortable sofa and armchairs, and there is access to the patio outside through sliding French doors. A TV (with built-in DVD player) is provided, as is wireless high-speed fibre broadband (45-50 mbps), and there is also a selection of games and jigsaw puzzles -- and two bookcases full of books in the hall.

The bedroom is furnished with two comfortable 3'divan beds with pocket-sprung mattresses and duvets), 2 chairs, 2 bedside cabinets, each with a bedside light, a small chest of drawers, and a built in wardrobe with shelving. A cot for a baby or camp bed for a a child can be provided.

The recently completely refurbished bathroom is equipped with a corner bath, walk-in shower, basin and toilet. There is a mirrored cabinet over the basin and a shaver point suitable for both 240v and 115v appliances.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a ceramic-topped, two-oven electric cooker, a microwave cooker , a fridge with a small freezer compartment and a washing machine (3kg wash). In the winter there is also a condenser tumble drier in the porch. Crockery and cutlery are supplied, together with cooking utensils and all other normal kitchen equipment. For dining there is a table and chairs.

Towels and linen are provided. Meals are not provided, but a supply of basic provisions, including bread, butter, milk, coffee, tea, sugar, flour, salt and pepper, will await you on your arrival. If you would like us to, we can also supply additional provisions at cost (payment on arrival). Please order these at least 48 hours beforehand.

Access to the Annexe is via a private porch and you will be free to come and go as you wish. You will also be very welcome to make use of the patio and the rest of the garden.

House Rules

Smoking is not permitted indoors, but guests are welcome to smoke on the patio if they wish.

For similar reasons guests are not permitted to use room sprays, room fragrances, incense burners, joss sticks or similar products. Such fragrances can take some time to dispel afterwards and may not be to the taste of subsequent guests.

Guests may bring up to two dogs, as long as they are well behaved and kept under control. Bear in mind that we have also have animals -- a dog, two cats and a small flock of sheep.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Cancellation policy

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100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

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No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

House rules

We are sorry, but guests are not permitted to use room fragrances of any kind (other than the bathroom spray provided).

Dogs are welcome, but must be kept under control -- we have also have animals -- a dog, two cats and a small flock of sheep.

Check-in and checkout times may be flexible by prior arrangement if we do not have other guests leaving or arriving on the days of your arrival or departure

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Manager restrictions

Minimum stay: 3 night

About the owner

Madeline And Mark L.
Average reply time:
1 hour 19 minutes

Calendar updated:
15 Aug 2022

Years listed:
7

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, Italian
This Farmhouse has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Apr 2015. Located in Dorset, it has 11 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £465 to £578.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Aug 2022.
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Reviews

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ToneandPats
Perth, Australia

A lovely place to stay
Jul 2022

A lovely place to base ourselves as we explored Dorset, It had all the facilities we needed and everything was to a high standard. The pub about 1/2 mile away was good and easily walkable.

Reviewed 14 Jul 2022

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Michele R
Bridgetown, Barbados

Lovely secluded location
May 2021

This one bedroomed property has plenty of space for 2 people (and their dogs). The bed linen, crockery and bathroom are all of a really high quality and the cottage was spotlessly clean. The kitchen… More 

Reviewed 2 Jun 2021

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Owner's reply:
The track is somewhat rough, but it is used daily by all kinds of cars and guests don't normally have a problem (these guests actually came in a large vehicle capable of tackling the roughest mountain tracks). The track is an unadopted lane that I try to maintain to the best of my ability without it costing me a fortune. When reading the final comment above, please bear in mind that these guests arrived just after a spell of the worst May weather in living memory. We had not had time to clear up outside, as the interior of the Annexe takes precedence during a changeover.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

Satja L

Friendly farm retreat
Nov 2020

Absolutely excellent service by the hosts Mark and Madeline, who were fantastic and made us feel well taken care of. A quaint little annexe in a nice secluded area on the farm, surrounded by sheep and… More 

Reviewed 8 Nov 2020

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384karen
Eastleigh, United Kingdom

Fantastic stay in a beautiful place
Nov 2019

We have just spent a wonderful weekend here and wish it had been longer. The Annexe is immaculately presented, fantastically equipped and more spacious than the photographs suggest. It is set in beaut… More 

Reviewed 11 Nov 2019

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dtr1232016
Coventry, United Kingdom

Lovely setting and friendly hosts
Aug 2019

Lovely relaxed setting for a self catering holiday for two (2 Adults or Adult & Child). Just close enough for day trips to the Jurassic coast and there are other places to visit inland. Friendly a… More 

Reviewed 12 Aug 2019

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Madeline and Mark (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Madeline and Mark (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Madeline and Mark (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Madeline and Mark the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Madeline and Mark (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Madeline and Mark (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Madeline and Mark (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Madeline and Mark (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Madeline and Mark (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Madeline and Mark (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Madeline and Mark (the owner) a message.

If Madeline and Mark (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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